Hello it is December already? What a year we have all had. I for one am looking forward to 2021.
Decembers news starts off with us coming out of lockdown and our Progression in Textiles meeting. We had a lovely day where we did a small amount of business but then enjoyed the lovely foods everyone bought in and each others company. Also some very nice cards and gifts from Ruth. A lovely end to our first year.
So how are you all feeling about the coming year ? I am excited about it. We have some new workshops being organised. Ruth is going to teach a few too.
Wednesdays are now all organised as follows. The first Wednesday of the month is Progression in Textiles. This is a closed group for members only.
The 2nd Wednesday of the month is a social day where you can join us for a bit of stitching of your choice and a day of socialising with like minded others. Just bring along your stitching and lunch. Refreshments are provided. For more information just follow the link. https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/social-wednesday/2020-12-09/
3rd Wednesday of the month is Experimental Wednesday. These days are organised so that you can either have a go at something you have wanted to try but not wanted to purchase a load of equipment first or you can join in with the organised work with Anita. Refreshments are provided remember your lunch. There is an extra cost for any materials provided by the studio. https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/event/experimental-wednesday-4/2020-12-16/
And then the 4th Wednesday again is a social day the same as the 2nd Wednesday of the month. The exception to this is December as the Studio closes at the end of the day on the 17th December for the Christmas break. So the next social Wednesday will be in January 2021
The Progression group have some great exhibitions lined up and the members are looking forward to getting their work out for everyone to see. Our first is in February at the Forum as part of Makers Festival. This is being organised now and we will find out the final details soon. Then in March we hope to be at the NEC which we are very excited about. Hopefully that will be able to go ahead. Check out Eau Brink Website for more information on what’s coming with Progression in Textiles. https://www.eaubrinkstudio.co.uk/
Powertex is back and there will be a Saturday each month organised for this fabulous day of creating with Powertex.
PAT testing. John will be in the studio one day a month for PAT testing your items. These do not necessarily have to be your sewing machine but anything that will need a test. His rates are very reasonable and he will put new plugs on if you need them. John does a lot of work with Antiques and rewires lamps and other such items to get them safe to use.
And what of the smallholding news for December?
Well the sheep keep escaping from their field and are munching their way through the garden. New and better stock fencing is required so thats probably the next job. All the chickens are safe and thriving. Big ol cockerel is keeping the girls happy in on pen and when we get the others penned in we will also give them a boyfriend.
The geese and ducks are happy splashing around in the pond with the fish and morhens.
And of course our puppies are growing happily with the aid of the parrot who likes to feed them her chillies. Not a good idea. so no more chillies for her. I wonder what they will make of the snow if we get any.
stay safe everyone